Practical information

We've put together a list of practical information to help you get to know Mexico.

Practical Info

Etiquette

Making an effort to learn and use some basic Spanish phrases is always appreciated in Mexico, as is good manners and courtesy. Always ask for permission if taking someone’s photo.

Tipping

The usual propina (tip) at restaurants is 10%, provided a service charge hasn’t already been included in the bill. Tipping private drivers and guides is commonplace.

Discretionary.

Bargaining

Many purchases involve a degree of bargaining. This is always the case with things bought from markets and street stalls.

Visa requirements

If you hold a full British Passport then you do not require a visa.

Insurance

For some activities such as scuba diving, specialist insurance is advised. Check our travel insurance section for more information on finding the right policy for you.

Electricity

The electrical system in Mexico is 110 volts AC (60 cycles), as in the United States and Canada.

Capital

Mexico City. Also known as Mexico City DF.

Government

Republic

Time

GMT -6

Money

Mexican Peso ($) We recommend you take US dollars, which are widely accepted.

Mobile

European. 3G

Health

We strongly advise you consult your doctor for the most up to date advice on the best health precautions at least one month prior to travel.

www.masta-travel-health.com is also a helpful resource for obtaining up to date health information on your chosen destination.

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